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Test ID MICR0035 PARASITE IDENTIFICATION WORM

AKA

Parasite ID,

Worm Identification

Specimen Type/Requirements

Specimen: Submit adult worm preserved in formalin. In addition for optimal recovery, stool may also be submitted. Collect random stool in a clean, dry container. Using the Para-Pak Ova and Parasite transport system, transfer a portion of the stool to the 10% formalin vial and another portion to the PVA vial. Do not fill beyond fill line on the vials.

Minimum Volume

2 tsp formed stool
2 mL liquid stool

Transport Temperature

Place Ova and Parasite vials in a plastic bag. Transport at room temperature. DO NOT SEND ON ICE OR FROZEN. In cold weather, send specimen in insulated container. Do not mail on Saturday.

Place worm in 10% formalin.

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Friday.

Methodology

Microscopy

CPT

87169

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo